Rumours that Amazon was buying an Italian supermarket chain were quickly quashed, but is Amazon in the market for a retail footprint?

Rumours earlier this year that Amazon was buying an Italian supermarket chain were quickly quashed. But would the online giant be in the market for a retail footprint in Italy or anywhere else in Europe? Ian Kerr (Postal Hub podcast) and Marek Różycki (Last Mile Experts) discuss the possibilities:

  • The Whole Foods Market acquisition
  • Delivery fees on Whole Foods purchases
  • Why is Amazon so interested in fresh?
  • Amazon’s previous and current partnerships with Italian supermarkets
  • Regional supermarket chains
  • Would one supermarket chain be enough for Amazon?
  • Dark stores and fresh food partnerships
  • Super-fast delivery, and competing with Glovo, Instacart, Gorillas and others
  • Pressure on the gig economy model in Europe
  • What happens when venture capital stops funding super-fast delivery?
  • Would Amazon look at acquiring the supermarket with the best tech?

Analysis from Marek Różycki (Last Mile Experts) and Ian Kerr (Postal Hub Podcast).

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